Engraved t.p. signed JSI, for Johann Sibmacher; see Thieme-Becker. On the recto of the leaf each emblem has: a motto, an image in a roundel, and 2 lines of Latin verse. On the verso of the leaf is an explanation in prose
Includes list of authors cited, and indexes
Binding: calf. Boards tooled in blind to form 3 concentric rectangular panels, the central and outer of which are sprinkled black. Rebacked, preserving in part the original backstrip. Edges of boards tooled in gilt (where original)
Calligraphic label of Theodore Besterman at upper left corner of front pastedown, signed in the plate: PS. Signature on front free endpaper recto: Pat: Simson / 1747
No TOC. Irregular pagination. Each spread/illustration is numbered. Light foxing. The corner of page 13 has been torn off, revealing page 14. There are not two page fourteens.